Catherine Vu, M.D., DABR

Catherine T. Vu, M.D., DABR


Interventional Radiology

Radiology - Vascular




  • Chief- Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Medical Director Interventional Services
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-734-2024
Phone: Assistant 916-703-2177
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)



Philosophy of Care

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a thriving field, delivering minimally invasive treatment over a spectrum of health care needs, from cancer therapy to acute injury management in trauma.

Treatments that historically require open surgery can be performed with needles and catheters using image guidance, such as ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopy. IR is at the helm of "cutting edge" medicine. Patients turn to us when they seek treatment alternatives to surgery.

We place quality and patient-centered care at the forefront, providing pre-procedure consultation and post-procedure management. We work collaboratively with primary care providers, as well as all medical and surgical specialties.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vu's specific clinical interests are interventional oncology, including TACE and Y-90 SIRT, acute and chronic venous interventions, dialysis management, and women's health.

She has a comprehensive venous practice, offering modern techniques in the treatment of both superficial and deep veins, complex IVC filter retrieval, and venous re-canalization.

The scope of her women's health practice includes uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic congestion, and deep venous thrombosis.


Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Center/Program Affiliation

Vascular Center


M.D., George Washington University, Washington D.C. 2006

B.S., University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1994


Diagnostic Radiology, University of Colorado, Denver CO 2007-2011


Interventional Radiology, University of Colorado, Denver CO 2011-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology,

American Board of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology,

Professional Memberships

American College of Radiology

Society of Interventional Radiology

Western Angiographic & Interventional Society

Honors and Awards

M.D., Distinctive Graduate (top 15%), The George Washington University School, 2006

Select Recent Publications

Fananapazir G, Bashir MR, Corwin MT, Lamba R, Vu CT, Troppmann C. Comparison of ferumoxytol-enhanced MRA with conventional angiography for assessment of severity of transplant renal artery stenosis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Mar;45(3):779-785.

Fananapazir G, Troppmann C, Corwin MT, Bent CK, Vu CT, Lamba R. Incidence of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy After Renal Graft Catheter Arteriography Using Iodine-Based Contrast Medium. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Apr:206(4):783-6.

Bent C, Fananapazir G, Tse G, Corwin MT, Vu C, Santhanakrishnan C, Perez RV, Troppmann C. Graft arterial stenosis in kidney en bloc grafts from very small pediatric donors: incidence, timing, and role of ultrasound in screening. Am J Transplant. 2015 Nov;15(11):2940-6.